Press Release: Chronis Wins Great Falls Debate

Chronis Wins Great Falls Debate

Foust Fails to Defend Record



McLean, VA -- At last night's debate hosted by the Great Falls Citizens Association, Jennifer Chronis laid out her vision for Fairfax County and Dranesville District.

Chronis stated "Last night's debate showed that my opponent is out of ideas for Dranesville District and Fairfax County. When pressed to justify casting the deciding vote to raise his own pay by $20,000, he had none. When called out for raising our taxes 17% in the last three years, he offered no justification. When it came to Route 7, my opponent offered no defense for why, after 8 years of his repeated promises, the most critical road into Tysons Corner is still not widened."

"Unlike my opponent, I bring new ideas and a fresh perspective to the Board of Supervisors. We need to grow our economy and our commercial tax base. My opponent has had eight years to make this happen, and he has failed. On issue after issue, John Foust had no defense. He even went so far as to say he is 'proud' of his budget proposal that would have eliminated portions of Fairfax County's reserves; a proposal that not a single one of his fellow supervisors would support."

Chronis continued Throughout this campaign, I have heard loud and clear from voters that the same, tired processes and ideas are not getting us anywhere. Every year our taxes increase, yet we end up with large budget deficits. Our schools are not being funded appropriately, yet my opponent offers no solutions. It is time for new leadership with a fresh perspective."

 Chronis is a graduate of Fairfax County Public Schools and the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce. She has lived in Fairfax County for 18 years. She served in the U.S. Army for more than two decades and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2010. She recently served as an IBM Vice President responsible for more than $600 million in annual revenues. She is on the Board of Directors for the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Washington D.C. Chapter, is an IT Fellow with the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) and has been a volunteer for the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia. Please visit for more information, or contact Erika Dyer at (703) 906-6368 or